Diane E. Reed, Ed. D.
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education
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Dr. Diane Reed began her 38-year career in public education as a Middle School English teacher in the Hilton Central School District. She served as a Reading Teacher and Curriculum Specialist at Hilton before being named Elementary School Principal in Canandaigua in 1978.
Dr. Reed served as the Superintendent of Schools at the Honeoye Falls-Lima (HF-L) School District for 14 years, and served four years prior as the district’s Assistant Superintendent. Her 18 years at HF-L were marked by a commitment to excellence in the HF-L schools and community. She led the district to recognition as a school of excellence locally, regionally and nationally. In 2005, she was named the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) Superintendent of the Year.
With an opportunity to return to teaching, Dr. Reed accepted a position as full-time Associate Professor at St. John Fisher College in the Educational Leadership Program in the Graduate School of Educational Leadership in 2005. Prior to that, she was an Adjunct College Professor at St. John Fisher College, the University of Rochester, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Oswego. During the summer of 2006, Dr. Reed was named, together with Dr. Bill Stroud, Interim Co-Director of the Graduate Educational Leadership Program for the 2006 – 2007 school year.
While serving as superintendent, she was a frequent presenter to colleagues at conferences for the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the New York State Association of Women in Administration (NYSAWA) and the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), as well as at the Superintendents Northeast Institute, the Aspiring Superintendents Annual Conference, the Harvard Leadership Institute and the Eastern Educational Research Association.
She is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of School Administration – AASA - (member of governing board; participant in International Seminar on Schooling), NYSAWA (Chair), and NYSCOSS (President Elect 2005; Board of Advisors for EDUCORPS, Appreciation Award 2006).
Dr. Reed also served on the Special Olympics NY, Inc. as a Corporate Advisory Board Member.
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